Socom16 Experiences: A Reference Thread - Page 3 - M14 Forum

M14 Forum


Socom16 Experiences: A Reference Thread

This is a discussion on Socom16 Experiences: A Reference Thread within the Modern M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Originally Posted by village16 I imagine the EoTech will do fine. I had known a guy put one on some of his AK rifles including ...


Go Back   M14 Forum > M14 M1A Forum > Modern M14

34Thanks
Reply
 
LinkBack Moderator Tools Display Modes

Old March 7th, 2017, 05:32 PM   #31
Snappin In
 
Not an m1A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by village16 View Post
I imagine the EoTech will do fine. I had known a guy put one on some of his AK rifles including one in 308. His did pretty good holding up.
I went Aimpoint, but i woulda gone eotech if i didnt live in a desert and thermal drift wasnt relevant to me.

Not an m1A is online now  
Remove Ads
Old March 10th, 2017, 08:18 AM   #32
Snappin In
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: vta
Posts: 35
Nice reference thread , I have a older socom prob 2005 came with fiberglass stock .
I was soaking up knowledge from Rammac also via PMs years ago .

jjweb is offline  
Old March 15th, 2017, 05:30 PM   #33
Rifleman
 
gunsbeerbacon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Pocono Mountains, PA
Posts: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by jjweb View Post
Nice reference thread , I have a older socom prob 2005 came with fiberglass stock .
I was soaking up knowledge from Rammac also via PMs years ago .
Excellent! I just upgraded my spring, oprod guide and hammer spring, im expecting even better results (still with the SAI stock). RAMMAC was a goddamn Socom pioneer lol

gunsbeerbacon is offline  
 
Old March 16th, 2017, 12:24 AM   #34
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by DkHelmet View Post
SOCOM 16, Purchased new 10/2016

Mods
  • SEI SOCOM gas block
  • SEI SOCOM gas plug
  • SilencerCo Saker brake
  • SEI front sight
  • USGI rear
  • Fred's "Big Red" stock
  • Hawk's selector kit
  • Sadlak sling swivel and front underlug rail
  • Midwest Industries SOCOM mount for Aimpoint Micro
  • Shootingsight trigger
  • Aimpoint micro



Ladder testing with all LC brass, Varget, and HRN 168gr AMAXes yields a good charge at 43.9gr (IIRC- don't have my notes) with a low SD and ES, but accuracy was exceedingly poor during the whole test. Different optic and different sights were swapped out to no effect. Bolt roller popped off during sighting in. I sent it in to Springfield and was repaired and the accuracy issues were confirmed by QA. The action was rebarreled by them while it was there. Buck from SA sent in a 100y target showing a 1" group of 5, so I'm optimistic. I'll post again once I take it out; I'm not too happy to have to ladder test again.

The suppressor works, and works surprisingly well. Kicks a bit of gas in your face but it's extremely quiet- someone from the next set of benches thought I was having squibs. The Saker shoulder requires an additional spacer of 0.140" thick on top of the SEI gas lock and plug to accommodate the Saker's locking mechanism. POI shift suppressed falls in line with what others claim, about 11 MOA down and 1 MOA right.

The Midwest Industries mount does a lower third cowitness, which is very nice. I'm kinda torn on leaving it on or removing it; the USGI width sights on it aren't too bad once that monster of a front/rear combo is removed. The stock sight blade is wide enough to set a cup of coffee down on and have room for your keys as well.

The Shootingsight trigger is worth it, creep is eliminated and the tunable weight makes it a real joy. It rivals my Geissele SSA-E in my AR.

It certainly is fun and expensive. I guess if I wanted boring and expensive I would have gotten an AR-10 in 6.5 or something.
That right there is so sexy it ought to have its own project thread :)

span is offline  
Old March 19th, 2017, 03:41 PM   #35
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: PA
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by span View Post
That right there is so sexy it ought to have its own project thread :)
I'll throw more posts up once I can confirm that SA can, in fact, make barrels. Or can't.

Fun fact: when I tested for concentricity originally it swallowed a 0.300(-) gauge. Now it takes a .299(-). Pretty decent difference.

DkHelmet is offline  
Old April 9th, 2017, 09:01 AM   #36
Rifleman
 
gunsbeerbacon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Pocono Mountains, PA
Posts: 57
I just put M14.ca's SHG on my Socom and goddamn it is beautiful. Coincidentally I think i've found the lowest possible scout scope setup for the M1A. The SHG plus the warne low QD rings that my Burris 2-7 is in puts the ocular lens flush with the receiver. Can't wait to take the rifle back out this week.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_9488.JPG (1.72 MB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_9490.JPG (1.92 MB, 11 views)

gunsbeerbacon is offline  
Old April 9th, 2017, 11:47 AM   #37
Lifer
 
charlie98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: McKinney, TX
Posts: 2,289
My Socom16 is coming up on it's 10th birthday! I got mine 16APR07, with a headspace check dated 6MAR07, SN# 1644xxX (yes, the last digit is an X.) Back then, they came in genuwine USGI fiberglass.

Like Glenn, I bought a USGI walnut stock, then took the sight rail off and installed a VietNam-era vented handguard on it... it looked awesome! Unfortunately, it did not shoot very well... I though it was me. On a fluke, I swapped it back into the fiberglass stock and... pow! the groups tightened up by half.... so stock selection DOES make a difference.

Other mods...
Shimmed gas lock, Sadlak piston and spring guide, standard rear aperture, USGI M1 Carbine sling.

Love the stock Socom muzzle brake... it doesn't look stupid or bulbous, and it works well. As soon as I get around to it, I'll get a better front sight post to go with the standard aperture rear.

charlie98 is offline  
Old April 9th, 2017, 09:15 PM   #38
Snappin In
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: vta
Posts: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunsbeerbacon View Post
I just put M14.ca's SHG on my Socom and goddamn it is beautiful. Coincidentally I think i've found the lowest possible scout scope setup for the M1A. The SHG plus the warne low QD rings that my Burris 2-7 is in puts the ocular lens flush with the receiver. Can't wait to take the rifle back out this week.
Nice , looks like no cheek riser needed

jjweb is offline  
Old April 9th, 2017, 09:17 PM   #39
Snappin In
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: vta
Posts: 35
I have a Nikon force xr 2.5-8 and a Ulimak rail I need to install

jjweb is offline  
Old April 9th, 2017, 09:22 PM   #40
Snappin In
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: vta
Posts: 35
I have been running a fixed Leopold with low tps rings on the stock scout rail

jjweb is offline  
Reply

  M14 Forum > M14 M1A Forum > Modern M14

socom16

Moderator Tools
Display Modes


Similar M14 Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Thread Identifying fake cleaning kits Bill Ricca The M14 0 April 4th, 2010 10:04 AM
NATO Round starman Ammunition 6 September 25th, 2009 06:07 AM



Top Gun Sites Top Sites List